Cookshire-Eaton, Quebec

Cookshire-Eaton is a city in the Estrie region of Quebec. It is the seat of Le Haut-Saint-François Regional County Municipality. Sherbrooke Airport is located there.

Location within Le Haut-Saint-François RCM
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45.42°N 71.63°W / 45.42; -71.63[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RCMLe Haut-Saint-François
ConstitutedJuly 24, 2002
  MayorSylvie Lapointe
  Federal ridingCompton—Stanstead
  Prov. ridingMégantic
  Total298.70 km2 (115.33 sq mi)
  Land295.95 km2 (114.27 sq mi)
  Density17.5/km2 (45/sq mi)
  Pop 2006-2011
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J0B 1M0
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 108
Route 210
Route 212
Route 251
Route 253

As part of the 2000–2006 municipal reorganization in Quebec, on July 24, 2002 the city of Cookshire, the municipality of Newport and the township of Eaton were merged to form Cookshire-Eaton;[4] prior to this, on April 25, 2001, the village of Sawyerville had merged with Eaton.[5] After a 2004 referendum, however, Newport de-merged and was reconstituted as an independent municipality as of January 1, 2006. Nevertheless, Newport and Cookshire-Eaton both remain part of the urban agglomeration of Cookshire-Eaton.

The community had a population of 5,171 in the Canada 2011 Census.


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